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API 580 Risk Based Inspection - RBI


  • This 5-days course aims at understanding of the nature of corrosion patterns, exact causes of corrosion, prediction of locations where corrosion would take place and where to focus the in-service inspection efforts to get best results in minimum efforts. The course helps the participants to get a thorough overview optimum implementation of API in-service inspection program. In other words estimate the level of RISK and orient in-service inspection accordingly
  • The course heavily relies on practical utility of this Recommended Practice by covering several examples, exercises and case studies.


  • RBI Benefits and Limitations
  • Using RBI as a Continuous Improvement Tool
  • RBI as an Integrated Management Tool
  • Scope of API 580
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Basic Risk Assessment Concepts
    • Definition of risk
    • Risk Management and Risk Reduction
    • Inspection Intervals and Due Dates
    • Overview of Risk Analysis
    • Inspection Optimization
    • Relative Risk vs Absolute Risk
  • Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection
    • Key Elements of an RBI Program
    • Consequence and Probability for RBI
    • Types of RBI Assessment
    • Precision vs Accuracy
    • How RBI Can Help to Manage Operating Risks
    • Management of Risks
    • RBI and Other Risk-Based and Safety Initiatives
    • Relationship with Jurisdictional Requirements
  • Planning the RBI Assessment
  • Data and Information Collection for RBI Assessment
  • Damage Mechanisms and Failure Modes
  • Assessing Probability of Failure
  • Assessing Consequence of Failure
  • Risk Determination, Assessment, and Management
  • Risk Management with Inspection Activities
  • Other Risk Mitigation Activities
  • Reassessment and Updating RBI Assessments
  • Roles, Responsibilities, Training, and Qualifications
  • RBI Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Summary of Risk-Based Inspection Pitfalls
  • End-of-Course Examination

Who Should Attend

Designers, engineers, inspection and maintenance personnel who are concerned with corrosion, process safety, mechanical integrity, and risk-based inspection in the various industries such as oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical process, power, onshore and offshore industries.


5 Days

Start Date End Date Country City
2021-10-17 2021-10-21 Saudi Arabia Al-Dammam

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